Yeah thanks. I've been on that site a lot of times. It's a pretty good and useful site.
Ended up finally buying a new rod. A 7 foot Bass Pro Shops graphite baitcast. It was within my budget. I was going to buy and had my mind set on a cork handled 7 foot Sheakspear Ugly Stick, but just wasn't too impresses with the workmanship of the several that I examined. The guides were terribly misaligned. That's poor workmanship if you ask me. Compared it with the store brand and liked the store brand more, it seems better made and feels a bit better. Had to go less expensive this time. I just can't spend $150+ for a rod anymore.